New Church Whittier and its network of alternative churches was founded in 2009 by Glen & Suanne McWherter. Whittier is famous for it’s deep history of faith beginning with the Quakers. The poet John Greenleaf Whittier is famous for saying, “I leave you my name.” For what do you want to be known? We want to be known as a community that follows the greatest leader in history. As we follow Jesus and grow in faith, we encourage others to come with us on a great adventure.
Since the launch of New Church Whittier, a second gathering of believers has started in Sherman Oaks. New Church Sherman Oaks is a house and online fellowship founded by Ian and Kathleen Macdonald.
A leader in the early church, Paul of Tarsus said it this way:
You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, 2and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. – 2 Timothy 2:1-2
We want to be disciples that help others be disciples, looking to find ways to encourage discipleship in every area of life. You will see below a variety of ways that can be done. Here are some of the ministries and resources we recommend.
“Multiply” A Discipleship Training Guide
Financial Peace University Dave Ramsey’s financial teaching
The Daniel Plan: Healthy Living
McMillans Mission to South Africa
Copelands Mission to Ireland
48 Days to the Work You Love
Team World Vision African Community & Water Projects
Black Sheep Motorcycle Missionaries